Monday, August 14, 2017

This Beautiful World

With all the turmoil that is going on in the world today
one can become very discouraged and worried.
I certainly have my times of great concern, and anxiety
over events that happen.
I have reflected upon the great blessings 
I receive each day, rather than seeing the world
in such turmoil I stop and view the world
and see all the wonders and beauties.
I know my Heavenly Father loves me
And He loves all his children.
We are more alike than we are different.
I feel honored and blessed that I live at this time
here on earth. . 
 This past week end I had the opportunity to sing in my
Stake Choir, for our semi-annual Stake Conference.
(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
The title of the song is 
My Heavenly Father Loves Me
Words and music: Clara W. McMaster

 Several phrases and lines touched my heart deeply.

He gave me my eyes that I might see

He gave the gift of touch.
That I might feel.

He gave me the ability to "feel"
with my heart.

He gave my ears that I might  hear
The magical sound of things.

He gave 
me my life, 
my mind, 
my heart

I thank him reverently
For all his creations, 
of which I’m a part.

We all live on this beautiful planet called earth.
We are part of His Garden. . . with its many colors.
and much diversity. 

I’m glad that I live in this beautiful world
Heavenly Father created for me.

I will be joining
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

Friday, August 11, 2017

I Have Done What I Could

So much has been going on in my small part of the world.
I have missed my little blog very much.
As simple as it is, it still gives me pleasure
to post pictures and tell about my life.

There are times when "life" gets in the way of "living".
That seems to be the case for me this past month.
I have always know that life is fragile.
Things can change in seconds.
No one is immune to the bitter, but it rings true
for the sweet.  We all experience both.
How would we ever know the sweetness of life,
if we had not tasted the bitterness.

I count my blessings every day. Every hour, every minute.
I know that the trials of life are also here to be counted as
blessings. . .For everything gives us experience.  

Trials change us. . . hopefully for better. . .Nothing
goes unnoticed by our Heavenly Father and His Son
Jesus Christ.  If He cares for the little sparrow how much
more He cares for us.

I certainly have had my fair share of trials.
I have come to realize, that with my head held high
and my eyes wide open, I can face challenges and trials,
with the Grace of a Woman.
I believe God blesses us in all things.